By Robert Borosage
President, Institute for America's Future ..
By Robert Borosage
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Labor Relations Board – the federal agency most responsible for upholding workers’ rights on the job – is, incredibly, nearly dead in the water. ..
BAY CITY – The Uptown development on the city’s riverfront is going up quickly, but there’s a lot more work to be done. ..
Michigan has lost construction jobs each month since the beginning of 2013 – and that consistency has placed us consistently in the bottom half among the states in industry employment. Our state lost 1,200 jobs from March to April 2013, and dropped a total of 4,300 jobs (-3.3 percent) from April 2012 to April 2013. That year-to-year number ranks us near the bottom (No. 40) among the states in construction employment. ..
LANSING – Will Republican in-fighting over how to fund road repairs help save the state’s prevailing wage law? ..
On May 3 the state’s high court asked state Solicitor General John Bursch to offer an opinion – on whether the court should offer an advisory opinion indicating if the Supremes should immediately take up Snyder’s request for them to review the new RTW law. ..
COOPERSVILLE – West Michigan Plumbers Fitters and Service Trades led a protest on May 3 at the Continental Dairy Plant. We were joined by area workers and local advocates to protest the fact that our tax dollars are subsidizing a project which is hiring construction workers from across the country, and in some cases, from outside of the country. ..
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